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(surgery on the brain)
A neurosurgeon is a surgeon who specializes in operating on the brain, head, neck, and spinal cord.
Because neurosurgeons are some of the most highly-paid surgeons, the field is extremely competitive.
Additionally, the complexity and high-risk nature of brain surgery contributes to the level of surgical skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful neurosurgeon.
Neurosurgeons most commonly operate on patients who are victims of trauma to the head, in addition to treating patients with cancerous or benign brain tumors that need to be surgically removed. However, there are a variety of other issues that are treated by neurosurgeons.
New advancements and
techniques are being
developed to help
neurosurgeons treat a
number of neurological
that can be traced to
abnormalities that can
be repaired via surgery.
If you are interested in a surgery career, you thrive in
an extremely high-pressure environment, and can
endure the additional years of rigorous training,
neurosurgery may be for you.
Neurosurgeons must be able to take call and be available at all hours (within the call rotation schedule) for emergency surgeries
Neurosurgeons must have:
excellent critical thinking
plus top surgical skills, optimal dexterity and be able to perform delicate surgeries.
There are robotic devices,
imaging equipment, and
cameras that can assist with
the precision of the
so neurosurgeons must also
be comfortable with the
most advanced, complex
technology as well.
However, the financial rewards are great, if
you can deal with the high-risk and stress of
the field, as are the intrinsic rewards of
performing such advanced surgeries that
are often life-saving.